Spice Market Burgers | Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle

Spice Market Burgers

Earthy flavors like cinnamon and turmeric make up ras el hanout and take this burger to the next level.


  • 1 lemon
  • ¼ cup mint leaves
  • 1 lb 80% lean ground beef
  • 1 (0.13 oz) packet Moroccan ras el hanout
  • 4 hamburger rolls
  • Tzatziki, sliced tomato, and arugula for garnish


  1. Set grill to medium-high. Into a large bowl, grate all the zest from the lemon. Finely chop the mint leaves and add to bowl, along with the beef, seasoning, salt, and pepper. Gently mix until just combined. Divide into 4 mounds and shape each into ½-inch-thick patty.
  2. Grill burgers 5–6 min. per side or until desired doneness. Serve on the rolls with garnishes.